Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Hopsewee



Marker ID: SCHM 22-3
Location: US 17, about 14 miles S of Georgetown
County: Georgetown
Coordinates: N 33° 12.730    W 079° 22.921
  33.212167    -79.382017
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Thomas Lynch, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born here, Aug. 5,1749. He was elected from St. James´s Parish, Santee, to 1st Provincial Congress, Dec. 19, 1774; to 2nd Provincial Congress, Aug. 7-8, 1775; to the Continental Congress, Mar. 23, 1776; Commissioned Captain, Provincial Troops, June 17, 1775; served on committee to draft constitution for South Carolina, 1776. He was lost at sea, 1779.


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More Information:
Wikipedia - Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Colonial Hall - Thomas Lynch (1749-1779)